What is clockwork?

  • (noun): Any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock.

Clockwork

A clockwork is the inner workings of either a mechanical clock or a device that operates in a similar fashion. Specifically, the term refers to a mechanical device utilizing a complex series of gears. One of the earliest known examples of a clockwork mechanism is the Antikythera mechanism, a first century BC geared astrolabe device for calculating star positions, recovered from a Greek shipwreck.

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Clockwork - Examples
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Clockwork (novel)
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Clockwork Girl
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Clockwork Girl - Characters - Main Characters
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